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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Jefferson County 4-H Virtual Spring Fair

What is a Virtual Fair?

It’s like a regular fair – but online!

Each week there will be different competitions that you can submit entries to in order to win a ribbon and be entered to a drawing for a prize each week.

The competitions will be judged based on the same standards as the County Fair so this is a great opportunity to get feedback on your entries before then.

Entry Submission

Email entries to with the following information:

  • First and Last Name
  • Age/Level in 4-H (Cloverbud, Junior, Intermediate, Senior)
  • Whether or not you wish to have your submission shared on social media


  • Jefferson County Fair rules apply.
  • Must have active or pending enrollment on 4-H online in a Jefferson County club.
  • All submissions will by judged by standard WSU scorecards – but not by the same judge who will judge them at the Jefferson County Fair in the summer. So a ribbon placement is not guaranteed to be the same as the one you receive at the Jefferson County Fair.
  • All submissions will be judged in your age group – Cloverbuds will receive participation ribbons.


Everyone will receive a placing and a corresponding virtual ribbon. Each week there will also be three drawings, each for a $20 gift certificate to a local business. Everyone who submits entries will have their name put into the drawing.

Week 1: April 10 – April 17

Competition: Photography

Pink flowers hang from a vine

Get some pictures of the world around you – you can even use the camera on your phone!

Photography submissions will be accepted until April 17. Again, they can be submitted to with all of the required information.

Entries will be judged by age group and the WSU Photography Scorecard (PDF). There won’t be any judging based on borders or matting, since this is a virtual competition.



Week 2: April 17 – April 24

Competition: Posters & Educational Displays

For details on how to make a poster and how they are judged, visit the poster and educational display page.

Submissions will be accepted until April 24th. You can submit posters or educational displays by email to and the email should also include the information listed above.

Submissions will be judged by age group and the WSU Poster Scorecard (PDF).

Week 3: April 24 – May 1

Competition: Arts, Crafts & Still Life


Several art pieces including drawings and a paper sun are hanging on a wall with ribbon awardsTake time to be creative! We would love to see paintings, drawings, sculptures, fiber arts, and more.

Submit photos of your entries and email them with all of the submission information to by May 1.

Entries will be judged by age group and the WSU Creative Arts Scorecard (PDF)




Week 4: May 1 – May 8

Competition: Poetry & Creative Writing

A notebook is resting on someone's legs, they are sitting outside and writing in the notebook.

Writing is a great way to reflect on your thoughts and get some creative energy going. This competition is open to your poetry and short creative writing pieces.

Poetry should not exceed two pages and creative writing should be no more than 2,000 words. All submissions must be 4-H appropriate and can be sent to by May 8.

Entries will be judged by age group and the University of Wisconsin Poetry/Creative Writing Scorecard (PDF).